The time has flown, but here we are again. Jeff and Jahn Tihansky –– their Tribe names are TwoBeers and Moresailesaid –– will be pushing off the beach of Fort Desoto tomorrow morning at sunrise.
Literally pushing off the beach, as the race begins at the high tide mark of the beach and finishes off the dock of a little motel on the bay side of Key Largo. They have three check-points along the way, and the race is human powered: so they can row as well as sail, and if they need to (knock wood no!) they can push the boat by brute leg force.
Because a restive boat might find itself all topsy-turvy when things go bad, we put on a sort of water-wing atop the mast. In the unhoped-for event that Spawn tips, the floaty prevents boat from turning turtle.
We put the Eyes of Horus on the job –– a little superstition goes a long way around here.
We also have temporary tattoos to celebrate the launch. So far, the tats have proven very temporary. I MIGHT not have quite read the directions. Darned old "reading comprehension."
So anyway, there are at least two ways to track the team as they sprint (we hope sprint, not claw) down the west coast of Florida.
Click on either of the two images below to check on them.
Crossing fingers, knocking wood...
Mary Tone Rodgers
3/2/2018 09:13:06 am
Go team, go!
3/2/2018 08:39:50 pm
3/2/2018 10:03:55 am
Best of luck!
3/2/2018 08:40:05 pm
Thank you, George!
3/2/2018 10:16:24 am
Heads down, tank half full, double trap,bow up and screaming down the coast- go get ‘em gentlemen!
3/2/2018 08:40:32 pm
3/2/2018 10:52:30 am
Keep the boards off the bottom as much as possible and have fun with all that speed!
3/2/2018 08:43:09 pm
3/2/2018 05:51:39 pm
North wind + full moon = heavenly ride. Plus masttip waterwing floaty shows respect for those serious ocean gods. Smart. Great trip !
3/2/2018 08:44:14 pm
And oooh! cooler day temps -- which makes shoreside duty that much more pleasant!
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